Hazards and Disaster Management (CE4831)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Disaster Management And Preparedness, Thomas D. S. 9th Edition

Reference Book(s)

Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy And Planning Island, Timothy B., Philip B., David J. B., ISBN: 1559636025

Principles Of Emergency Planning And Management David A. Oxford University Press Inc. 1998

 

Course Objectives

1. To familiarize students with the basic concepts of natural and human induced hazards. 2. To enable students to learn the techniques for pre and post-disaster management.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Have basic concepts of natural and human induced hazards.

CLO:2            Learn the techniques for pre and post-disaster management.

Course Contents

Introduction 

  • Introduction to Hazards and Disasters (earthquakes, floods, droughts, landslides, cyclones, etc.)

  • Social & Economic Aspects of Natural and human induced hazards

  • Hazard and Disaster Investigation

Disaster Management

  • Pre-Disaster Phase (Prevention, Mitigation & Preparedness)

  • Disaster Phase (Response, relief and recovery)

  • Post-Disaster Phase (Rehabilitation, Development)and damage assessment

  • Disaster management policies and institutional infrastructure from national to local level

Monitoring of Infra-structure facilities

  • Strategies for protection against possible damages

  • Maintenance for different infrastructure facilities

  • Rehabilitation and repair strategies

  • Predictions and preparedness strategies for natural disasters such as Earthquakes etc

  • Emergency management

 Awareness Programs

  • Follow-on Disasters

  • Recovery plans

  • Strategies for protection

  • Risk and Vulnerability Analysis

  • Disaster Mitigation

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

                       CLO’s              

CLO-1

(Basic Concepts)

CLO-2

 (Techniques for Pre and Post-disaster Management)

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

Quizzes (15-20%)

Midterm Exam (20%)

Final Exam (40-45%)